Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Fort Park
This earth work located on ground once part of the plantation of E.A. Houston, father of Captain Patrick Houston (later state adjutant general) who commanded the Confederate artillery at the Battle of Natural Bridge, is a silent witness of the efforts of the citizens of Tallahassee to protect the capitol of Florida from capture by Federal troops under General John Newton.
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Newton's force landed at St. Marks light house and advanced up the east side of the St. Marks River, only to be decisively repulsed at Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, by a hurriedly assembled Confederate force commanded by General Sam Jones, which included a company of cadets from the West Florida Seminary, now Florida State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1865.
Location. 30° 25.779′ N, 84° 16.006′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1233 Seminole Drive, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Old Fort Park (within shouting distance of this marker); His Dream Dies With Him (approx. 0.4 miles away); Land of the Apalachee (approx. half a mile away); Governor John W. Martin House (approx. half a mile away); De Soto Winter Encampment Site 1539~1540 (approx. half a mile away); Myers Park Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Capital City Country Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching In Leon County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
Also see . . .
1. Old Fort Park & Fort Houstoun. Explore Southern History website entry (Submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Old Fort Houstoun Perseveres. Tallahassee Magazine website entry (Submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.